Eutelsat agrees to drop Russian channels after watchdog rules

Eutelsat has agreed to stop broadcasting three Russian channels after regulator Arcom responded to a ruling from France’s highest court and ordered the satellite operator to drop the channels. Following a ruling from the Conseil d’État instructing Arcom to look again at the issue, the regulator switched from its earlier position of non-intervention and ordered […]

Pressure builds on Eutelsat over carriage of Russian services

Pressure is building on Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat from multiple directions over its continued carriage of Russian TV services while the war in Ukraine rages on. Freedom of the press advocacy group Reporters Sans Frontières has called on France’s Conseil d’État to overturn a decision by media regulator Arcom not to intervene to stop Eutelsat […]

Tricolor updates on subs base and unveils voice functionality plan

Russian pay TV provider Tricolor has provided an update on its 2021 performance, stating that it had a customer base of 12.261 million at the end of the year. The operator said that its HD base grew from 10.3 million to 10.4 million over the course of the year, while its UHD base tripled to […]

Tricolor secures FNL football in deal with Yandex

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor has secured rights to show matches from the country’s second-tier football league, the FNL, on satellite through a partnership deal with leading Russian web portal Yandex.  Tricolor will show FNL matches on its new Football Channel, which it launched at the start of this month and which is available as […]

Tricolor employs Orange Business Services’s Genesys Engage for omnichannel contact centre

Russian operator Tricolor has announced a partnership with Orange Business Services to deploy an advanced omnichannel contact centre in the country. Tricolor, which reaches 12.2 million households across its services and is the country’s largest pay TV operator, will leverage the Genesys Engage multi-cloud solution to interact with customers across the country via voice, chat, […]

Tricolor strikes movie deal with NBCUniversal

Russian pay TV service Tricolor is boosting its feature film offering through new deal with NBCUniversal The multiplatform operator has signed a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution, giving its customers access to films from the NBCUniversal portfolio. Tricolor subscribers can now watch feature films from NBCUniversal and will be able to watch these movies on […]

Insight TV expands Russian footprint with Tricolor deal

UHD broadcaster Insight TV has signed a distribution deal with DTH operator Tricolor that will significantly expand its footprint in Russia and CIS markets. The deal will see Insight TV’s UHD and HD channels fully localised and available to all TV platforms in the region, with Tricolor being Russia’s largest DTH platform. Insight’s feed is […]

Tricolor and Sony Pictures Television extend partnership

Russian service provider Tricolor and Sony Pictures Television have extended their relationship for a further two years in a deal that gives Tricolor rights to broadcast over 120 films, including titles in the Ultra HD format. The audience of Tricolor’s UHD Cinema TV channel now have access to movies including Venom, Zombieland: Double Tap, Bad […]

Russia’s Tricolor launches coronavirus lockdown educational service

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor has teamed up with the country’s ministry of education to launch a new educational service to provide distance learning help during the coronavirus crisis. The My School Online service is available nationwide and is free-to-view via the Tricolor set-top box, even for customers with an inactive subscription, according to the […]

Tricolor makes its service available for free

Leading Russian pay TV operator Tricolor has become the latest major service provider to decrypt its content line-up for a limited period during the Coronavirus crisis. The operator has made all of its TV channels – 156 in total, including 16 in the premium Detsky package – free-to-view on the internet from Friday last week […]

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